Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cincinnati
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Statistical modeling implicates neuroanatomical circuit mediating stress relief by 'comfort' food
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 2170 East Galbraith Rd ML 0506, Cincinnati, OH, 45237, USA
    Brain Struct Funct 221:3141-56. 2016
  2. pmc PPARγ and stress: implications for aging
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45140, USA
    Exp Gerontol 48:671-6. 2013
  3. pmc Forebrain origins of glutamatergic innervation to the rat paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus: differential inputs to the anterior versus posterior subregions
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA
    J Comp Neurol 519:1301-19. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Limbic and HPA axis function in an animal model of chronic neuropathic pain
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45140, USA
    Physiol Behav 88:67-76. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Chronic stress induces adrenal hyperplasia and hypertrophy in a subregion-specific manner
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 0506, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 291:E965-73. 2006
  6. pmc HPA axis dampening by limited sucrose intake: reward frequency vs. caloric consumption
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, 2170 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA
    Physiol Behav 103:104-10. 2011
  7. pmc Daily limited access to sweetened drink attenuates hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis stress responses
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, 2170 East Galbraith Road, Reading, Ohio 45237 0506, USA
    Endocrinology 148:1823-34. 2007
  8. pmc Pleasurable behaviors reduce stress via brain reward pathways
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:20529-34. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis subregions differentially regulate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity: implications for the integration of limbic inputs
    Dennis C Choi
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA
    J Neurosci 27:2025-34. 2007
  10. pmc The anteroventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis differentially regulates hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis responses to acute and chronic stress
    Dennis C Choi
    Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
    Endocrinology 149:818-26. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Diet, Obesity and Stress
    Yvonne Ulrich Lai; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Statistical modeling implicates neuroanatomical circuit mediating stress relief by 'comfort' food
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 2170 East Galbraith Rd ML 0506, Cincinnati, OH, 45237, USA
    Brain Struct Funct 221:3141-56. 2016
    ..The work also illustrates that advanced statistical methods are useful approaches to identify potentially novel and important underlying relationships in biological datasets. ..
  2. pmc PPARγ and stress: implications for aging
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45140, USA
    Exp Gerontol 48:671-6. 2013
    ..Thus, PPARγ may represent a critical mechanistic link between brain aging and stress that could hold therapeutic potential for the prevention and treatment of age-related cognitive and mood disorders...
  3. pmc Forebrain origins of glutamatergic innervation to the rat paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus: differential inputs to the anterior versus posterior subregions
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA
    J Comp Neurol 519:1301-19. 2011
    ..The results suggest that PVN subregions are influenced by varying amounts and sources of forebrain glutamatergic regulation, consistent with functional differentiation of glutamate projections...
  4. ncbi request reprint Limbic and HPA axis function in an animal model of chronic neuropathic pain
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45140, USA
    Physiol Behav 88:67-76. 2006
    ..These results suggest that increased nociceptive sensitivity during chronic pain is associated with alterations in the limbic system, but is dissociated from HPA axis activation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Chronic stress induces adrenal hyperplasia and hypertrophy in a subregion-specific manner
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 0506, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 291:E965-73. 2006
    ..These chronic stress-induced changes in adrenal growth and function may have implications for patients with stress-related disorders...
  6. pmc HPA axis dampening by limited sucrose intake: reward frequency vs. caloric consumption
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, 2170 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA
    Physiol Behav 103:104-10. 2011
    ..Moreover, the results support the contention that naturally rewarding behaviors are a physiological means to produce stress relief...
  7. pmc Daily limited access to sweetened drink attenuates hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis stress responses
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, 2170 East Galbraith Road, Reading, Ohio 45237 0506, USA
    Endocrinology 148:1823-34. 2007
    ..Collectively the results support the hypothesis that the intake of palatable substances represents an endogenous mechanism to dampen physiological stress responses...
  8. pmc Pleasurable behaviors reduce stress via brain reward pathways
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:20529-34. 2010
    ..These findings provide a clearer understanding of the motivation for consuming palatable foods during times of stress and influence therapeutic strategies for the prevention and/or treatment of obesity and other stress-related disorders...
  9. ncbi request reprint Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis subregions differentially regulate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity: implications for the integration of limbic inputs
    Dennis C Choi
    Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA
    J Neurosci 27:2025-34. 2007
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  10. pmc The anteroventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis differentially regulates hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis responses to acute and chronic stress
    Dennis C Choi
    Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
    Endocrinology 149:818-26. 2008
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  11. pmc The role of the posterior medial bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in modulating hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis responsiveness to acute and chronic stress
    Dennis C Choi
    Neuroscience Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:659-69. 2008
    ..The data further suggest that acute versus chronic stress integration are subserved by different brain circuitry...
  12. ncbi request reprint Estrogen potentiates adrenocortical responses to stress in female rats
    Helmer F Figueiredo
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Genome Research Institute, Psychiatry North, ML 0506, Bldg 43, 2nd Floor, 2170 East Galbraith Road, Reading, OH 45237 0506, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 292:E1173-82. 2007
    ..These results suggest that enhanced adrenal sensitive to ACTH is an important physiological mechanism mediating E(2)-related glucocorticoid hypersecretion in stressed females...
  13. pmc Hypoactivity of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis during recovery from chronic variable stress
    Michelle M Ostrander
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Ohio 45237, USA
    Endocrinology 147:2008-17. 2006
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  14. pmc Physiological responses to acute psychological stress are reduced by the PPARγ agonist rosiglitazone
    Karen K Ryan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237, USA
    Endocrinology 153:1279-87. 2012
    ..Taken as a whole, these data suggest that PPARγ stimulation potently inhibits physiological responses to psychological stress, prescribing a novel role for PPARγ signaling in the regulation of brain stress integration...
  15. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of ACTH and corticosterone sampling methods in rats
    Torsten P Vahl
    Dept of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Univ of Cincinnati, 2170 E Galbraith Rd, Bldg 43, Rm 315, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 289:E823-8. 2005
    ..However, collection of blood under pentobarbital sodium or CO2 anesthesia is likely to confound the results of stress studies when ACTH is an important endpoint...
  16. pmc GABAergic Signaling within a Limbic-Hypothalamic Circuit Integrates Social and Anxiety-Like Behavior with Stress Reactivity
    Brent Myers
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 41:1530-9. 2016
    ..Moreover, the PH appears to be uniquely situated to have a role in stress-related pathologies associated with limbic-hypothalamic dysfunction. ..
  17. pmc Role of nucleus of the solitary tract noradrenergic neurons in post-stress cardiovascular and hormonal control in male rats
    Jana Bundzikova-Osacka
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati Metabolic Diseases Institute, Cincinnati, OH, USA and
    Stress 18:221-32. 2015
    ..Moreover, A2 catecholaminergic neurons may contribute to the potentially deleterious enhancement of sympathetic drive following chronic stress. ..
  18. pmc Metabolic consequences of chronic intermittent mild stress exposure
    Abigail K Thompson
    Deparment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA
    Physiol Behav 150:24-30. 2015
    ..These results support the hypothesis that the metabolic consequences of chronic stress vary with stress intensity and/or frequency...
  19. pmc Adipocyte glucocorticoid receptors mediate fat-to-brain signaling
    Annette D de Kloet
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, 45237, USA Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 56:110-9. 2015
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  20. pmc Loss of melanocortin-4 receptor function attenuates HPA responses to psychological stress
    Karen K Ryan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 42:98-105. 2014
    ..Because MC4R plays a critical role in the regulation of energy balance, the present work suggests that it may also serve as an important communication link between brain metabolic and stress systems. ..
  21. pmc Neural regulation of endocrine and autonomic stress responses
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 0506, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 10:397-409. 2009
    ....
  22. doi request reprint HPA Axis Interactions with Behavioral Systems
    Amy E B Packard
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Compr Physiol 6:1897-1934. 2016
    ..Our current understanding of the neuronal and/or hormonal mechanisms that underlie these interactions is also summarized. © 2016 American Physiological Society. Compr Physiol 6:1897-1934, 2016...
  23. pmc Diet-induced obesity exacerbates metabolic and behavioral effects of polycystic ovary syndrome in a rodent model
    Ilana B Ressler
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 308:E1076-84. 2015
    ..Whereas hyperandrogenism drives overall body weight gain, glucose intolerance, anxiety behaviors, and stress responsivity, HFD consumption exacerbates the effect of androgens on adiposity, insulin resistance, and depressive behaviors. ..
  24. pmc Chronic variable stress improves glucose tolerance in rats with sucrose-induced prediabetes
    Amy E B Packard
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45237, United States Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 47:178-88. 2014
    ..The present work suggests that chronic stress in rodents can ameliorate the progression of diet-induced prediabetic disease independent of chronic stress-induced decreases in food intake and body weight. ..
  25. pmc Activation of physiological stress responses by a natural reward: Novel vs. repeated sucrose intake
    Ann E Egan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 45237, USA Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 45237, USA
    Physiol Behav 150:43-52. 2015
    ..g., an unfamiliar intervention by the investigators), as opposed to the palatability of the offered drink...
  26. pmc Neuroendocrine circuits governing energy balance and stress regulation: functional overlap and therapeutic implications
    Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA
    Cell Metab 19:910-25. 2014
    ..Lastly, we consider the interrelationships between metabolism, stress, and reward in light of their important implications in the development of therapies for metabolism- or stress-related disease. ..

Research Grants1

  1. Diet, Obesity and Stress
    Yvonne Ulrich Lai; Fiscal Year: 2005
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